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NZ Lions Series – rugby fever hits classrooms

2017 May 11

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the launch of the NZ Lions Series 2017 education programme for schools. “The NZ Lions Series is an iconic event, attracting over 20,000 intern…

Sport Wellington first to gain Governance Mark

2017 May 09

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman awarded Sport Wellington with the first Governance Mark in Wellington yesterday. “It is great that Sport Wellington have become the first to achieve1th…

Park upgrade to mark Tangiwai heroism

2017 May 08

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a $40,000 cash contribution along with DOC planting and landscaping to upgrade the site of the Tangiwai Memorial in the central North1Isl…

Battle of Passchendaele competition launched

2017 May 08

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools and kura, Educ…

Minister announces Creative NZ appointments

2017 May 01

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of Michael Moynahan as the new chair of Creative New Zealand. “Michael has a long association with literature1througho…

Successful World Masters Games wraps up

2017 Apr 30

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman congratulate organisers and participants on the outstanding success of the World Masters Games 2017 as th…

Māori Battalion’s D Company historian appointed

2017 Apr 27

The history of the 28th Māori Battalion’s D Company will be documented by Harawira Craig Pearless, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have1announce…

Govt welcomes World Masters Games

2017 Apr 21

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman have today welcomed the World Masters Games 2017 to New Zealand. The World Masters Games is the largest m…

Ministers acknowledge generosity of Sir Peter Snell

2017 Apr 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have acknowledged the generosity of sporting legend Sir Peter Snell in gifting medals and1memorabili…

Rugby 2017 Festival programme launched

2017 Apr 18

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have today launched the Rugby 2017 Festival. “Rugby 2017 Festival is a program of engaging activit…

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